Neil Brown

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6 February 2016 9:00 am

I don’t know what made me change my opinion so dramatically on a certain matter of public interest that has…

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23 January 2016 9:00 am

As our Prime Minister has observed many times, there has never been a better time to be alive, what with…

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9 January 2016 9:00 am

I am sorry to have to tell you this, but anarchists are not what they used to be. I reluctantly…

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12 December 2015 9:00 am

It is good to see the Greens doing their bit to stop the evil gender bias and stereotyping now so…

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28 November 2015 9:00 am

The way some political leaders and the media responded to the terrorist outrages in Paris was fascinating. First, I was…

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17 October 2015 9:00 am

This column would take on an air of unreality if it did not say something sooner or later about the…

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5 September 2015 9:00 am

The great reform summit has just ended and, as I predicted, was a complete waste of time. There were a…

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29 August 2015 9:00 am

It was about 2 years ago that I started hanging out with Teddy. And what a roller- coaster of a…

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22 August 2015 9:00 am

With the stuff and nonsense being thrown around about Dyson Heydon and the Royal Commission into union corruption, it is…

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15 August 2015 9:00 am

Over the last year or so I have been trying to catch up on two aspects of modern culture that…

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25 July 2015 9:00 am

It looks like we may have an early election. So that my readers will be well-informed citizens ready to take…

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11 July 2015 9:00 am

There seems to have been an awful lot of evolving going on in Canberra lately. This has been particularly evident…

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27 June 2015 9:00 am

Frankly, I cannot see anything wrong in paying people smugglers to go home; had I been in the government’s position…

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30 May 2015 9:00 am

People seem to think I do not like the ABC. I can understand why some people hold this view. It…

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23 May 2015 9:00 am

I suppose no-one will believe me when I say that I predicted the result of the UK election. But I…

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9 May 2015 9:00 am

If I thought there was free speech in Australia since the Andrew Bolt case, I would tell you what I…

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25 April 2015 9:00 am

I see that another parliamentary committee has been grappling with the dispute between the government and Gillian Triggs, and the…

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11 April 2015 9:00 am

You will be distressed to hear that I have recently been in the hands of the doctors. However, there is…

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7 March 2015 9:00 am

It is profoundly disturbing that the Liberal Party seems to have taken leave of its senses again and is about…

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13 December 2014 9:00 am

I had hoped to bring you a cheery Christmas tale, but the political goings on in Melbourne and Canberra mean…

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Whitlam – my part in his downfall

25 October 2014 9:00 am

The wit and charm of Whitlam could not disguise his serious flaws

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4 October 2014 9:00 am

I regret to say that this will be my last column, at least in this regular form. I am afraid…

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20 September 2014 9:00 am

Troy Bramston (‘Gorton vs McMahon: the secret memo’ 30 August) joins a long line of journalists who keep repeating the…

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6 September 2014 9:00 am

There have certainly been some changes in how governments go about their business. In the past, when trying to work…

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23 August 2014 9:00 am

We came from Scotland when my father was nine and his family ditched the old world a year after the…